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We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

    We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

Listen: we don’t have to agree about everything. We don’t even have to agree about most things. We don’t have to love each other. We don’t even have to like each other. And we certainly don’t need to think alike or dress alike or worship alike or vote alike or love alike. But if this…

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“I Will Put an End to Endless Wars:” Is Pete Buttigieg As Antiwar As He Claims?

    “I Will Put an End to Endless Wars:” Is Pete Buttigieg As Antiwar As He Claims?

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg has developed a habit of putting out clever, catchy phrases as part of his bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination. On Friday he released an image of himself reading, “The shape of our democracy is the issue that affects every other issue,” something that was immediately panned by his detractors.…

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How the UK is Violating International and Domestic Law

    How the UK is Violating International and Domestic Law

During a discussion at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies yesterday, United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper claimed that North Korea and Iran ­– two countries that have drawn the ire of Washington in recent weeks – were “rogue states” that require our “constant vigilance.” The Oxford English Dictionary describes a rogue state as “a nation or state regarded as…

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Lee Camp: The War in Afghanistan Is a Fraud (and Now We Have Proof)

    Lee Camp: The War in Afghanistan Is a Fraud (and Now We Have Proof)

Bombs have numbers. Humans have names. Our American military boasts a skill and passion for using numbers to turn names into yet more numbers. But these numbers have grown so gargantuan and out of control that one struggles to comprehend them. In just 10 months in 2018—the latest numbers made available—our military dropped 5,982 munitions on…

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Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis

  Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis

War. Motown singer Edwin Starr claimed it was nothing but a heartbreaker and good news only for the undertaker. But another group rubbing their hands at increased tensions with Iran are military contractors, who saw their stock prices soar at the increased chance of conflict. Lockheed Martin, famous for its fighter planes, helicopters and missiles,…

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Trump Threats of Cultural Genocide Against Iran Violate US, International Law

  Trump Threats of Cultural Genocide Against Iran Violate US, International Law

On Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a not so cryptic threat that he was planning to attack over 50 important Iranian cultural sites if Iran continued to threaten to retaliate for the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Solemani. “Let this serve as a WARNING” he wrote, that if Iran struck any American “assets”…

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Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

  Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

The weekend saw more than 70 spontaneous or hastily organized demonstrations across America in opposition to the Trump administration’s warlike actions against Iraq and Iran. On January 3, the United States carried out a drone strike in Baghdad that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was commonly seen as…

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In Redux of Iraq War Run Up, Media Cheers on Assassination of Soleimani

  In Redux of Iraq War Run Up, Media Cheers on Assassination of Soleimani

Early Friday morning, a U.S. airstrike assassinated Iranian Lt. General Qassem Soleimani as he traveled from Baghdad’s international airport. A charismatic and capable military figure, Soleimani was widely considered to be one of the most powerful and influential individuals in Iran. Two years to the day since MintPress News reported that the U.S. government had…

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A Dubious Official Story Masks the True Motives Behind the Soleimani Assassination

  A Dubious Official Story Masks the True Motives Behind the Soleimani Assassination

BAGHDAD — The recent assassination of Iran’s most popular and well-known general, Qassem Soleimani, has stoked fears that a new war pitting the U.S. and its allies against Iran could soon become a devastating and deadly reality. The airstrike that killed Soleimani, conducted by the U.S. in Baghdad, was conducted without the authorization or even…

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After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent “Suffering”

  After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent “Suffering”

American polling firm Gallup has found that Afghans are the saddest people on earth, finding that nearly nine in ten respondents are “suffering,” in their own words, with zero percent claiming that they are currently “thriving.” When asked to rate their life out of a score of ten, Afghans gave an average answer of 2.7,…

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